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Patriot 

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Follows the complicated life of intelligence officer John Tavner, whose latest assignment - to prevent Iran from going nuclear - requires him to forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous non-official cover.

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Steve Conrad
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael Dorman ...  John Tavner 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Kurtwood Smith ...  Leslie Claret 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Michael Chernus ...  Edward Tavner 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Kathleen Munroe ...  Alice Tavner 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Aliette Opheim ...  Detective Agathe Albans 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Chris Conrad ...  Dennis McClaren 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Terry O'Quinn ...  Tom Tavner 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Julian Richings ...  Peter Icabod 15 episodes, 2015-2018
Gil Bellows ...  Lawrence Lacroix 14 episodes, 2015-2018
Zoe Schwartz ...  Sophie 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Tony Fitzpatrick ...  Jack Birdbath 12 episodes, 2015-2018
Jolie Olympia Choko ...  Myna Albans / ... 12 episodes, 2015-2018
Sylvie Sadarnac ...  Det. Lucie Prum-Waltzing / ... 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Marcus Toji ...  Stephen Tchoo 9 episodes, 2015-2017
Antoine McKay ...  Gregory Gordon 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Charlotte Arnold ...  Ally O'Dhonaill / ... 8 episodes, 2015-2017
Sadieh Rifai ...  Mahtma El-Mashad 8 episodes, 2017
Azhar Usman ...  Kkyman Candahar 8 episodes, 2017-2018
Mike O'Connell ...  Ron 8 episodes, 2017-2018
Chastity Dotson ...  Carol 8 episodes, 2017-2018
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John Tavner doesn't really fit in with his quirky colleagues at the industrial piping corporation where he works. They don't really know much about him, but what they don't realize is that his life has been anything but mundane. To prevent Iran from going nuclear, he has assumed a fake persona as an average businessman when in reality he is actually a highly skilled intelligence officer, who took the piping job because of the routine business trips to Luxembourg, and because the job is secluded and too dull to be noticed. Unfortunately for him a European cop is at his heels trying to discover who he is, his incessantly grim and nervous coworker Mr. Icabod has figured out that he isn't who he says, and Steven, a chubby employee with a recent brain injury, is starting to remember a horrible act which John may have inflicted. Written by Gasmaskproductionsbooks

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Comedy | Drama | Thriller

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USA

Release Date:

5 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Kurtwood Smith and Kathleen Munroe previously starred together in the TV series Resurrection (2014). See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, the pipeline company executives grill the main character about his knowledge of pipelines. The head honcho mispronounces the type of weld he is asking about - a fillet weld - which is correctly pronounced "fill-it". See more »

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Dennis: [John's eyes go wide in horror when he sees Dennis putting the caption "Capture A Guy" on his cell-phone's schedule] Hey, don't put Capture A Guy!
Dennis: Well I've gotta put something!
John Tavner: Fine, just write "CG" or something.
Dennis: Good coding!
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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London Calling
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Written by Mick Jones, Paul Simonon (as Paul Gustave Simonon), Topper Headon, and Joe Strummer
Performed by The Clash
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Masterpiece
8 June 2017 | by KunovegaSee all my reviews

This is hands down one of the finest crafted stories I've watched in my 40+ years on this planet in any medium.

I really don't want to give spoilers as the plot is a journey that I hope you take in from start to finish with minimal knowledge of what it is to come. I'll only mention things in vague fashion and with information that you would find out from the intro/trailers.

At a glance this may appear to be just another spy thriller. But what lies beneath is a dark comedy wrapped in a drama/mystery/thriller. And the writers treat the audience with a level of respect rarely seen these days. They expect you to pay attention and follow along so they don't just spoon feed you every detail up front.

But they also don't leave you hanging too far out there either. The narrative has a back and forth ebb and flow around when the main events take place but isn't afraid to jump to the future and past on a whim to give you more depth and background.

Rarely do you see characters this well crafted, stories this deep and philosophical boundaries questioned with casual deference while juggling political commentary and still managing to toss in some laughs even in the darkest of moments.

Beyond the story being great there is also a solid cast. I don't think there was a single bad performance in this show. Every actor with even the smallest part was a brilliant casting choice that fit precisely into their role. And the leads shoulder burdens that would make Shakespeare proud.

Even from a technical standpoint this was a beautifully shot work of art. Despite the obviously minimal budget there are some simple gorgeous shots in a variety of interesting locations. From old world cities to industrial junk yards, to simple forest scenes. This was a director and cinematographer duo that know how to make the visual story just as interesting as the word play in the script.

I will caution you only that it does start out a bit slow. But the roller coaster you are about to embark on will pick you up and drop you soon enough, so please stay seated and pay attention.

If you have a brain you will laugh, you will cry, and you will wonder why TV and movies don't attempt to be this good more often.

Please let there be more seasons of this. The world really needs it.


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